TinyCards missing features: API, Cloning, Custom audio, Digital Ink, Video input (face..)
TinyCards is a great tool, however either I am mis-understanding its appropriate use-case, or I am missing the following features or both.
API - currently one can only create decks per hand, and there is no automatisation/backup possibility. Opening up the API will allow creation of more professional decks, including version control and maintenance activities.
AUDIO IN- In order to verify if the learner has appropriately learned the pronunciation, one should be able to listen at her/his voice and then comparing the audio waves verify if the target has been reached.
AUDIO OUT- currently one can provide text and images but no audio. That is a problem for some languages were the rendering provided by the text2audio conversion is not sufficient (e.g. in Chinese Ma has several variants not properly supported by TinyCards; the same for Hebrew).
CLONING - related with API, currently in a multi-lesson deck one has to manually duplicate the cover page, this leads to inconsistencies. Furthermore if one wants to duplicate some content from one deck to the next one has to do it by hand, that is prone to errors.
DIGITAL INK - currently the user can only give the answers using drag/drop and input text; however for some non latin scripts were the order of the strokes matters (e.g. Hebrew) this is not possible (i.e. the learner cannot test that). In order to achieve it, one could provide support for digital Ink (e.g. Wacom WILL format).
VIDEO - for learners of hand gestures, it is required that the app be able to "look" at the hand / finger / face and then assess match to the target
Something that would be useful as well, is being able to put decks together in one thing. Currently, only the account Duolingo on Tinycards seems to be able to do this for their languages.
And it should be possible to make custom lessons. That not every lesson has to be like 7 cards. But maybe that is deliberately designed to make people remember things more easily..
Also, more varied Tinycards 'correct!' and 'incorrect!' faces or such. Like a slightly bright green card with a bit darker green check mark in it. And vice versa, a red X for 'incorrect'. It would make it less monotone.
Another neat thing that could be put in, is to be able to put both an image and a text in the front of a card.
Furthermore, being able to mark if a deck has to check only one fact per card, if that card has more than two facts. I see great potential to learn more precisely that way.